U.S. power plants increased natural gas use by 40 percent in March from a year earlier, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Electric Power Monthly report. Coal’s share fell by 20 percent.
Gas used in power generation rose from 503.9 billion cubic feet (Bcf) in March 2011 to 703.5 Bcf in March of this year.
The shift from coal to natural gas among power plants was most notable in the Southeast, Central and mid- Atlantic states, according to the report.
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